Only a few places left: Narrative Medicine (Workshop, Germany, June 2016)

Post by Anita Wohlmann from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (June 17-19, 2016) on “Narrative Medicine” with faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop will be based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, Read the full article…

‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ reviewed by Sandra Weems and Paulette Hahn

‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ by Maria Giulia Marini (Springer International, 2016). How can narrative augment the evidence-based knowledge clinicians gather about their patients? Examining some of narrative medicine’s foundational ideologies, Maria Giulia Marini discusses the epistemological value of interdisciplinary connectedness in ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine Workshop (CfA, Mainz Germany, 17-19 June, 2016)

What is Narrative Medicine? The effective care of the sick requires singular knowledge of the patient, competence and commitment of the physician, and a sturdy bond of trust between the two. Despite the many socio-cultural and professional factors that can divide doctors and patients and the impact of political and economic pressures on health care Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine (Workshop, Germany, 17-19 June 2016)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (June 17-19, 2016) on “Narrative Medicine” with faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop will be based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the faculty will engage participants with close reading, writing Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities’ by Maria Guilia Marini

We are pleased to offer ‘Narrative Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities‘ by Maria Guilia Marini  (Springer, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by Read the full article…

Health Geography, Medical Humanities, and Narrative Medicine (CfP, San Francisco, 29 March-2 March 2016 )

In recent years, both within and outside academic spheres, medical humanities and narrative medicine have become increasingly influential. Drawing from interdisciplinary fields in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, medical humanities and narrative medicine present a unique lens for considering spaces and nuances of lived experiences of health and health care. Moreover, medical humanities Read the full article…

Announcing ‘The Journal of Narrative Visions’ – An Electronic Journal of Narrative Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Care

‘The Journal of Narrative Visions’ An Electronic Journal of Narrative Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Care Call for Submissions The Journal of Narrative Visions (JNV) is a newly established online journal that accepts narrative medicine and creative pieces related to ophthalmology, optometry, and vision care. About the Journal The mission of JNV is to provide an Read the full article…

Reflections on Narrative Medicine – Maria Giulia Marini (MedicinaNarrativa)

Narrative Medicine in research between singular and plural forms Maria Giulia Marini, Epidemiologist and Counselor at the Fondazione ISTUD MedicinaNarrativa.eu project, Milan, writes: Narrative medicine has become a globally accepted paradigm, placing an emphasis on provid­ing the space and time for greater personalization of care: the basic premise being that indi­viduals are profoundly different. They Read the full article…

‘Being a Good Story: Living with Serious Illness’ Arthur Frank Public Lecture (Leeds, 20 May 2014)

Arthur W. Frank will give the CL Oakley Memorial Lecture in Medicine and the Arts in Leeds on Tuesday 20 May (17.00-18.30) ‘Being a Good Story: Living with Serious Illness’ Dental Lecture Theatre, Worsley Building, University of Leeds (building 95 on the interactive campus map). We are delighted that Professor Arthur Frank (Professor Emeritus of Read the full article…

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health (CfP, Conference, Johns Hopkins, 26-28 June 2014)

Comics & Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health June 26th to 28th, 2014 Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Keynote Speakers: Ellen Forney, Arthur W. Frank & Carol Tilley The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in collaboration with Graphic Medicine invites papers for the Read the full article…